Well it again lived up to it’s billing as many riders favourite time trial of the year. the Peak lads did us proud once more and provided a great course, good safe marshalling and a good hq. All in all a further progression on what has become a “must do” event on many riders calendar. If you weren’t riding, ask yourself why not??? Next year don’t miss out.
Rutland was well represented by a turn out of eight riders on the start sheet. The lucky riders were… Liz Barber-Lillie, Fee Wormsley, Thomas Webb, Nicholas Latimer, Denise Bayliss, Michael Birkby, James Bell, Kate Morris and Rob Fowler. Also riding was Danny Lowthorpe.
Sadly due to his recent accident on the chain gang Michael Birkby was unable to ride and due to illness Denise was also a DNS.
How did the rest get on? Well it was a first EVER time trial for three of our new members. Choosing the Peak Hilly as your first TT is maybe a brave choice as it certainly a challenging course but Fee, Kat and Liz all got round and applied themselves very well! It only get’s easier after your first event so we expecting that there will be much more to come from the ladies!
Fee and Liz also picked up prizes at the finish, Liz for the Lantern Rouge and Fee for the best first timer.
The rest got on as follows:
4 Danny Lowthorpe Langsett Cycles RT 44:30
9 Nicholas Latimer Rutland CC 47:29
11 James Bell Rutland CC 48:00
18 Thomas Webb Rutland CC 50:32
24 Robert Fowler Rutland CC 52:38
29 Kate Morris Rutland CC 59:18
33 Fee Womersley Rutland CC 01:09:15
34 Liz Barber-Lilley Rutland CC 01:12:29
I shan’t go into anymore detail of the overall cause it is covered with an excellent article over on the VeloUk.net website.
Suffice to say, it was an absolutely awesome ride by Gunnar to take the win. Have a ride around the round route yourself some time and you will put Gunnars ride into perspective.
So big thanks to the Chris Myhill and Simon Owens and all the Peak Road Club for putting on a great event. Get it in your diaries early for next year and let’s see if we can even more Ruttlers riding!